Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2022

Last Fall I submitted a letter to the editor about the views held by “For Bernards Children” (the group of BOE candidates that were challenging the incumbents) – about their position on the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) which has changed the health education curriculum to ...

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Dear residents of Bernards Township: At midnight on September 5, the volunteers of Liberty Corner First Aid Squad will answer our last call of providing life-saving emergency medical and ambulance transport services to the community we love. We, like many other volunteer organizations in the ...

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Dear residents of Bernards Township: At midnight on September 5, the volunteers of Liberty Corner First Aid Squad will answer our last call of providing life-saving emergency medical and ambulance transport services to the community we love. We, like many other volunteer organizations in the ...

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Dear residents of Bernards Township: At midnight on September 5, the volunteers of Liberty Corner First Aid Squad will answer our last call of providing life-saving emergency medical and ambulance transport services to the community we love. We, like many other volunteer organizations in the ...

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Kirsten Light, who serves on the Bernards Township Board of Education, wrote this letter to the editor as a private citizen: The following statements are made in my capacity as a private citizen, and not in my capacity as a Board of Education member.  These statements are also not reflective of ...

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Kirsten Light, who serves on the Bernards Township Board of Education, wrote this letter to the editor as a private citizen: The following statements are made in my capacity as a private citizen, and not in my capacity as a Board of Education member.  These statements are also not reflective of ...

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Kirsten Light, who serves on the Bernards Township Board of Education, wrote this letter to the editor as a private citizen: The following statements are made in my capacity as a private citizen, and not in my capacity as a Board of Education member.  These statements are also not reflective of ...

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Kirsten Light, who serves on the Bernards Township Board of Education, wrote this letter to the editor as a private citizen: The following statements are made in my capacity as a private citizen, and not in my capacity as a Board of Education member.  These statements are also not reflective of ...

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To the Editor, I love to cook. And specifically, I love to cook on my natural gas stove. I know the same is true for many of my neighbors and friends across New Jersey. I also know that we’re at a crossroads, as our energy sources begin to transition, and we look toward a cleaner energy ...

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Dear Fanwoodians,   As we celebrate this Labor Day with family and friends, we honor the extraordinary contributions of the labor movement and its dedicated women and men who ensure that the principles of fairness, justice and shared prosperity are paramount and achievable for all. This Labor ...

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Dear Editor: It’s never easy saying good-bye to summer, but there’s a lot to look forward to this fall. All of us at Town Hall hope you will participate in as many of these community activities as you can. 48th Annual St. Bart's/UNICO Italian Festival: The traditional end-of-the-summer fair ...

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RIP Mikhail Gorbachev. His big mistake was having trust in Humanity to do the right thing; however this was done at the same time the Reaganites and Neoliberal Capitalist were ascending and demising US democracy. The lesson in retrospect was never trust the US. All agreements made with his new ...

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My name is Anna O’Connor and in the following letter I will tell you why I believe Cienne and Dave are the best candidates for the open positions for the Board of Education. I will start with Cienne. I have known Cienne since I moved into Cedar Grove about 10 years ago. We both live in the ...

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To the Editor, I have been following the progress of the Par 3 Golf Course (a Town Park) and continue to be dismayed at the lack of cooperation and progress by RC Recreation and Development. It has been over 8 years since this project has been introduced. I read in last week’s paper that the ...

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         Some time ago, I saw a cartoon where a Judge says, “Well you were already convicted by the press, so we can wrap this up quickly.”          Last week in a similar vein was the effort to discredit member Debbie Boyle of the South Plainfield Board of Education which ended in a ...

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Dear Editor,   President Biden’s executive action to forgive student loans draws attention to a better and unexpected fix. Proponents of the President’s plan contend that higher student debt is ruining the economy. Student loans have more than doubled over the last decade, far outstripping ...

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Residents for Summit (RFS) is a diverse group of over 1700 Summit residents encompassing all political parties, views, and persuasions. We are Summit residents, taxpayers, business owners and voters who collectively agree that the redevelopment and financing proposals for BSW put forth to date are ...

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Dear Editor: I have been a loyal subscriber to the Jersey Journal for 60 years. My delivery person, Jose, is the best in the business. Rain, sleet or snow I can always find the paper on my porch. Alas, all good things must come to an end. The Jersey Journal stopped being a quality paper a ...

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To The Editor: My sister Juliette Clemens (who is the owner, her son Daniel Clemens, my grandson Michael Brand and myself Susan Brand plus the three dogs — Haley, Jeff and Shadow — want to thank all the first responders to the fire that destroyed our home last week. There are not enough words to ...

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Dear Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members, At the June Board of Education meeting, I had the honor of being appointed as Superintendent of the Nutley Public Schools. I officially began this role on July 1st, after having held the position of Assistant Superintendent for two years. I ...

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Dear Editor: As another school year gets underway, report card time seems in the distant future.  And while it is much too early to evaluate the students who will be in our care this year, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) believes it’s a perfect time to assess how the district is ...

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Six weeks of speculation about the Sparta Town Council’s possible reset of Council-Resident relations (after everybody took a well-deserved summer break) came to an end at last Tuesday’s meeting: not only were all the faces set in the same somewhat tense expression as before, the arguments from the ...

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To the Editor: As our community knows, the last year brought tremendous change to the way Nutley delivers emergency medical services to our residents and visitors. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (NVERS) - a nearly seventy-year old ...

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President Biden’s executive action to forgive student loans draws attention to a better and unexpected fix. Proponents of the President’s plan contend that higher student debt is ruining the economy. Student loans have more than doubled over the last decade, far outstripping car loans and dwarfing ...

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A Lawn is a form of impervious surface. The Lawn culture itself is a business it's practices are anti-nature, anti-community; it's Pollution, Noise and, Disturbing the Peace. Ironic that during this draught period grass doesn't grow and yet it's still being cut every-week. Another laissez fair ...

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I would like to let the voters of South Plainfield know that I have decided to seek a position on the Board of Education and ask for your vote. As many of you know, I have served two terms previously and would like to help again.   During my previous terms, I feel my professional experience ...

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Plainfield's Chapter of UNICO will be hosting a used clothing & accessory drive on September 10th & 11th (Saturday & Sunday) from 9 AM - 2 PM. The location will be the parking lot at Columbia Bank on Oak Tree Rd in South Plainfield. The following will not be accepted: appliances, bed ...

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A Lawn is a form of impervious surface. The Lawn culture itself is a business it's practices are anti-nature, anti-community; it's Pollution, Noise and, Disturbing the Peace. Ironic that during this draught period grass doesn't grow and yet it's still being cut every-week. Another laissez fair ...

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To the Editor:  I am writing concerning the following two items: "No forums here: Morris GOP move to skip candidates forums blasted by debate supporters" (Chatham Courier online edition; article by P.C. Robinson, staff writer; posted 340pm ET Fri 8/26/22) ...

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In 2019, one year prior to the most critical election in our nation’s history, I called on my colleagues in Essex County government to take the necessary steps to protect and secure the integrity of our elections and election results. In my role at the time as President of the Essex County Board of ...

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